100L Boiler ?

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100L Boiler ?

Postby mattyb » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:47 pm

Hi guys

I really want to step up from the keg boiler to a 100L boiler but am struggling to find any suitable vessels. The shop bought ones are out of my price range for now. I was thinking is there any reason you couldn’t just tee 2 50 litre kegs together from the top? Any other ideas anyone has?
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Re: 100L Boiler ?

Postby bluc » Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:59 am

Thete is an awesome boiler build on here where someone cut and shut a 80l snd a 50l keg together dont seem to be abld find it atm..

Found it viewtopic.php?f=49&t=11929
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Re: 100L Boiler ?

Postby ChasingJack » Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:40 pm

Maybe an old hot water system tank?
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Re: 100L Boiler ?

Postby Doubleuj » Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:56 pm

ChasingJack wrote:Maybe an old hot water system tank?

I’m not sure what hot water system tanks are made from but if they’re not 304 stainless and thick walled enough then it’d be no good.
Or if they’re copper then you’d have to be sure that they were made with lead free solder.
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Re: 100L Boiler ?

Postby mattyb » Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:11 pm

Thanks guys. That build is well beyond me and most impressive. I am going to the tip soon so will have a look. The other thing that has my attention is those 100 L stock pots. I imagine the better quality ones might be ok
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Re: 100L Boiler ?

Postby Doubleuj » Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:06 pm

Stock pots aren’t the best, the lids are generally too thin to support a still and then there’s the problem with sealing them.
I’d really urge patience and wait till you can either afford a FSD 100L milk can or till you find someone who can weld you up a couple of kegs.
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Re: 100L Boiler ?

Postby bluc » Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:09 pm

:text-+1: on forgetting about stock pots..Keep an eye on gumtree also 80l keg boilers come up quiet often .
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Re: 100L Boiler ?

Postby mattyb » Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:10 pm

Yeah that will prob be the best way, just thought I would throw the question out there in case there was an obvious solution that I hadn’t seen. Problem with the milk cans is the cost of shipping as I am in W.A. I buy all my gear from Andrew but the shipping these days is a killer
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Re: 100L Boiler ?

Postby Doubleuj » Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:12 pm

Sounds like you need a family trip to see the east coast... plus pick up a boiler on the trip :laughing-rolling:
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Re: 100L Boiler ?

Postby RC Al » Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:15 pm

Doubleuj wrote:
ChasingJack wrote:Maybe an old hot water system tank?

I’m not sure what hot water system tanks are made from but if they’re not 304 stainless and thick walled enough then it’d be no good.
Or if they’re copper then you’d have to be sure that they were made with lead free solder.


Rinnai make em in stainless with some nice bsp threads on them, they come in upto 300l in size :naughty:
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Re: 100L Boiler ?

Postby bluc » Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:47 pm

Older ones were copper and can be strengthened to hold a column generally they are thin. And going into holes. A member on here had the right idea used it as primary boiler and converted their keg into a thumper..
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Re: 100L Boiler ?

Postby PeterC » Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:06 pm

bluc wrote::text-+1: on forgetting about stock pots..Keep an eye on gumtree also 80l keg boilers come up quiet often .

I am in WA and managed to get a 18 gallon (80L) Swan Brewery keg on gumtree they do come up occasionally. Some older ones are actually galvanized steel on the outside with and inner stainless steel cylinder. These I think are too much work. Attached is picture of my 50L and 80L keg boilers in the process of being built.
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Re: 100L Boiler ?

Postby mattyb » Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:14 pm

They look awesome. Will keep my eyes out for one
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Re: 100L Boiler ?

Postby mattyb » Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:32 pm

I may have a solution. A mate at work has these. All stainless exhaust stacks from a commercial kitchen. 500cm diameter so am thinking a 1 meter section and just get a plate welded top and bottom and a few ferrules and bobs your boiler :-)
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Re: 100L Boiler ?

Postby bluc » Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:02 pm

A member here "magnus" did just that..
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Re: 100L Boiler ?

Postby bluc » Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:19 pm

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Re: 100L Boiler ?

Postby mattyb » Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:20 pm

Ohhhh did he do a build, any pics, still active??? Have so many thoughts around this project
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Re: 100L Boiler ?

Postby mattyb » Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:50 pm

Exactly what I have in mind! Now to stay with 100L or go a bit bigger
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Re: 100L Boiler ?

Postby Doubleuj » Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:07 pm

:law-policered: 100L is the biggest we consider hobby level
Plus I’ve got a 100L, it’s more than big enough :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: 100L Boiler ?

Postby mattyb » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:41 pm

True true, 100 it is I think
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